The beautiful collection at White Gallery London excited us all at Zk Magazine, with the likes of Stephanie Allin, Stewart Parvin and Ian Stuart unveiling the most glorious of gowns. Lace made an appearance once again teamed with chiffon, tulle and silk whilst peplums, flappers and prom style dresses made an appearance at labels such as Anoushka G and Alan Hannah.
Today Zk Magazine will guide you through all the trends that you need to know, from the latest styles to the best fabrics. This is your chance to decide what you love from White Gallery London.
* Fitted Lace – The Romantic approach
Valentino‘s focus for the last few seasons has been on soft, whimsical lace in an array of rich and romantic colours. Channel the Italian power house on your wedding day, think la dolce vitaand dream of long hot summer days on the continent.
Team with dramatic, smoky eyes, a slick of red lipstick and a single rose in your hair. This is the theatrical trend; the chance to be transformed into your Hollywood alter ego on your big day.
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Yolan Cris’ beautiful interpretation of the trend has a tribal essence with layers of creamy lace and dishevelled silk used as an understated centrepiece.
- The ’60s effect
This season at the White Gallery was all about the ’60s vintage vibe with stiff silks and full skirts trending. Picture the glamorous beehived women of the hit tv series Madmen, Marilyn Monroe or the lovely Joan French. Quintessentially ’60s features such as dramatic collars, cuffs and buckles make for a modern twist on design classics. Think Miss Chanel and remember that fashion fades but tasteful style is eternal.
- Brushed metallics, buttery creams and 50 shades of gold
The alternative to the classic white gown is soft golds, metallics, buttery creams and bronzes. In an array of styles such as fish tale gowns and floaty chiffons, this trend is versatile and particularly flattering for women with paler skin tones.
- Watch me as I walk – statement backs are in
This season there is nothing more exciting that a subtle and surprising feature back piece; think embroidery, beads, lace, buttons and anything ornate and decorative. This is the time to shock your guests and flash the feature detailing that nobody was expecting from the front.
Taylor this look to suit your personality, choosing between soft, delicate ruffles, pearls, lace cut outs or contrasting beads. This is your chance to be different and shine, from behind.
- The ‘twirly’ dresses
Every little girl dreamt of puffed out prom dresses in sugary colour decorated with bows and beads. This season the designers have channelled the prom look with a concoction of tulle, lace and cut out fabrics.
Teamed with fluorescent lipsticks and dainty headpieces, this is the dress to dance in and twirl like you always dreamed you would.
- Peplum gowns
They’ve been around for a few seasons now but it seems that peplums cuts are here to stay. Perfectly formed for ladies with larger hips, this shape hugs the right places and creates a smooth, hourglass figure. In glorious decorated versions and exaggerated ruffles, this is the lady-like trend with a distinctive element of fun.
- The flapper parade – Gatsby’s crowning glory
With Carey Mulligan flying the flag for The Great Gatsby, 1920s style is having a fashion revival with flapper frocks and throngs of beads making an appearance on the bridal catwalk. Teamed with a cluster of feathers, spaghetti straps and embroidery, this is the look to flirt with.
Headpieces are hugely popular this season with the ’20s influencing the entire look. Think opulence, decadence and a handy helpful of attitude and style.
- Relaxed tailoring
If this season’s trends are based on extravagant glamour and the explosion of the creative minds of designers, the relaxed vibe seen at the White Gallery is the anti trend. With slouchy fabrics and simple tailoring, this is the look to embrace for pure elegance. This is the look that works hard to make you look as if you haven’t.
Imagine draped chiffons, flowing panels and comfortable cuts. This is a lesson is grown up glamour and eternal grace.
This season is gearing up to be a show stopping cocktail of glamorous gowns and brilliantly fashionable looks. Embrace the fun, channel the style and put your own stamp on things. One thing is for sure, White Gallery London are leading the way this season and we love it.
What’s your favourite trend? How would you wear your Gatsby flapper? Let us know and leave a comment below.